'''Venezuela''' ( ; ), officially the '''Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela''' (), is a federal republic
located on the northern coast of South America
. It is bordered by Colombia
on the west, Brazil
on the south, Guyana
on the east, and the islands of Trinidad and Tobago
to the north-east. Venezuela's territory covers around with an estimated population around 33,221,865. Venezuela is considered a state with Megadiverse countries|extremely high biodiversity
(currently ranks 7th in the world's list of nations with the most number of species),
with habitats ranging from the Andes
Mountains in the west to the Amazon Basin
rain-forest in the south, via extensive ''Los Llanos, Venezuela|llanos
'' plains and Caribbean coast in the center and the Orinoco Delta|Orinoco River Delta
in the east.
The territory currently known as Venezuela was Spanish colonization of the Americas|colonized by...